How to Eat Like a Mexican Luchador
Imagine yourself in the middle of a ring, being body-slammed by a person who weighs almost 100 kilos. You would almost certainly end up crushed, if not dead. To avoid that fate, Mexican luchadores have to practice.
PHOTOS: The Dying Art of Making Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls
Meet the company keeping this Mexican tradition alive.
Portraits of the Mothers of Venezuela's Murder Crisis
Every year, tens of thousands of people are murdered in Venezuela—many a result of robberies, kidnappings, gang disputes, and police violence. I spoke to some of the mothers who have to live with those numbers.
Cooking with Muxes, Mexico's Third Gender
Muxes are people who are born biologically male and dress as women—but they don't consider themselves cross-dressers or transgender. Instead, they are treated as “the third gender,” and they identify neither as men nor as women.
The Most Famous Daiquiri in the World Tastes Like Sweet, Frozen Fame
I visited the cathedral of daiquiris in Havana, the place where Ernest Hemingway visited on a daily basis, to see if the drink still held up after all these years of fame.
Why It Really Sucks to Be a Chef in Venezuela Right Now
In Venezuela, water is cheaper than gas and the economy is in total chaos. In the midst of surging food prices, restaurants are feeling the pinch. I spoke to three of the greatest chefs in Caracas to find out how it's directly affecting their kitchens.
Risking Death for One of the Sea's Ugliest, Tastiest Creatures
Fishermen in Galicia face death every time the go hunting for percebes, a hideous but highly sought-after barnacle found in the waters here. I followed one man on his harvest to find out why they do it.
How to Eat Like a Cuban in Havana
If you visit Cuba, you should eat like a Cuban, in places where Cubans usually go. You’ll spend no more than $20 a week, though that can often equal many Cubans’ monthly salaries.
Mexican Piñatas Let You Beat the Hell Out of Satan
When Spanish settlers arrived in Mexico, they turned an annual Aztec tradition into an opportunity to evangelize—letting the indigenous population beat the crap out of a metaphorical devil in exchange for fruits and candies.
The Glamorous Beauty Queens of Miss Gay Lady Venezuela
Scenes from a gay beauty pageant night in the port town of Maracaibo.
'Born Among the Dead': The Children of Mexico City's Tragic 1985 Earthquake
"I was once told that the Earth was so angry I was born, that it chose to kill people. Others have called me a murderer and said that other people's blood runs through my veins."
Meet the Bats, Argentina's Blind Soccer Team
Playing soccer while blindfolded may sound impossible, but Argentina's blind soccer team proves otherwise.